Dealing with menopause can be a tough time for a lot of women. Having to deal with a dry vagina, the constant hot flashes and emotional mood swings, takes a toll on someone’s self-esteem. It’s common for women to experience a depressed mood, but left untreated it might turn into a clinical disease. This can be expedited if you decide to self-medicate.
Most of the time people self-medicate they’re attacking the symptom and not the overlying issue. Some of these drugs can ruin your life because you’ll start to need them to function. Drugs like alcohol and opioids can temporarily alleviate mental pains but they can become especially addictive for some people. Going through depression can intensify that reliance if you decide to self-medicate.